Future Colorado Rockies: Asheville Tourists August 7 Update
By Bobby DeMuro
Apr 25, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; General view of the arm of Colorado Rockies first basemanJustin Morneau
(left) as he signs autographs before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
One to watch (A 23-3 victory): The Tourists actually did win a baseball game 23-3 on Monday. Everybody in the lineup except shortstop Max George got a hit (and George walked three times in addition to going 0-for-3!).
Literally everybody in the lineup scored a run. And, everybody in the lineup except for Josh Fuentes got an RBI (and Fuentes scored three times, walked twice, and got two hits!).
The Tourists pounded out 5 doubles, a triple, and a home run, and for goodness’ sake, they walked 12 times. They scored in six different innings, and scored off all five pitchers the Intimidators threw their way.
Somehow, the game only took 3 hours and 38 minutes. (By the way, 1,210 people saw this debacle. I could’ve seen it! If I had stayed in North Carolina and kept my Kannapolis season tickets, it could’ve been 1,211!)
Quick hits: Hitting .315, Omar Carrizales is still leading the South Atlantic League in batting, and by the start of play on Friday, he had a four point lead over the next closest competitor, Jerrick Suiter from the West Virginia Power … The Tourists have exactly thirty games left beginning Friday night. They’ll get 18 home games, and just 12 road games, so they’ve got a legitimate shot to win the South Atlantic League’s southern division in the second half … Overall, the Tourists are 56-53, though in the second half they are 24-15 and 2.5 games ahead of the Savannah Sand Gnats for first place in the division (the Tourists also have the second best overall record in the division right now, which would help them in the playoff push should Savannah over take them in the next four weeks) … The Tourists are 10-7 at home in the second half, and a surprising 14-8 on the road, though they will surely welcome 18 more home games during the final month … Yonathan Daza, Forrest Wall, and Dom Nunez all had massive weeks for the Tourists over the last seven days, too, in addition to Howard.